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Te Reo Māori
He aha tēnei pepeke? What is this bug?
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
‘Te aitanga pepeke’ (the insect world) is the Māori phrase for insects and other creatures that have similar features: four or more legs, appear to sit in a crouching position, and some can leap or jump. The pūngāwerewere (spider), pepe pūrerehua (butterfly/moth), uruururoroa kapokapowai (dragonfly), rō (stick insect), and wētā all belong to this group.
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